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Wegmans tops Consumer Reports grocery store rankings - 6at4

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

A supermarket chain that started in upstate New York and has expanded into the Philadelphia region claimed the top spot.

6ABC Poll

Consumer Reports magazine conducted the grocery store rating project and released the rankings for the first time since 2008.

More than 24,000 Consumer Reports readers nationwide sent in responses about nearly 43,000 supermarket locations.

Wegmans was the top-ranked store overall, coming in as a leader in several categories including fresh produce, baked goods, visible price labels and checkout speed.

Pathmark came in at the bottom of the listings, finishing among the lowest for visible price labels, checkout speed and accuracy of price scanners.

The complaint issued the most about grocey stores was that there were not enough open checkout lanes to handle the customers looking to make purchases.

The survey also found that high rankings in some areas didn't prevent customers from giving low rankings in other areas. For example, Whole Foods had high rankings, except when it comes to low prices. Or Walmart was ranked low for perishable food items, but was praised for having low prices.

Here's the complete Consumer Reports grocery rankings:
Local stores are in italics

Wegmans
Trader Joe's
Publix
Fareway Stores
Costco
Harris Teeter
Market Basket
Raley's
Hy-Vee
Stater Bros.
WinCo Foods
Whole Foods Market
Fred Meyer
King Soopers
H-E-B
Ingles
Schnucks
Fry's
Hannford
Aldi
Meijer
Target/Super Target
Giant (NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)
ShopRite
Big Y
Kroger
Piggly Wiggly
Save Mart
Cub Foods
Price Chopper
Smith's Food and Drug
IGA
Sam's Club
BJ's Wholesale Club
Vons
Giant Eagle
Giant (DC, DE, MD, VA)
Albertsons
Safeway
Winn-Dixie
Shop and Shop
Acme
Ralphs
Pick 'n Save
Food Lion
Weis Markets
Tops Markets
Jewel-Osco
A&P
Shaw's
Walmart Supercenter
Pathmark

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